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Stories from the Field: Fighting Hunger and Improving Health

As members of Congress continue to debate the future of healthcare, potential changes to the structure and funding of important healthcare programs like Medicaid and Medicare continue to concern us, as cuts would undoubtedly continue to put pressure on the household budgets of our friends and neighbors utilizing these programs for their healthcare. At the same time, Congress continues to mull over massive cuts to SNAP (FoodShare in Wisconsin). SNAP and health programs like Medicaid and Medicare work in concert with each other to ensure that all eligible families have the food and healthcare they need to work toward a better tomorrow. Our Outreach specialists help clients every day with these programs. Here are two stories from the field about how SNAP helps to improve health.

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FoodShare Benefits Restore Dignity to Wisconsin Veteran

Our FoodShare Outreach Specialists encounter heartbreaking stories on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to learn of a veteran in need of FoodShare and other benefits to make ends meet. We share the story of Michael, who was assisted by Cassie, our specialist who provides FoodShare outreach in Outagamie, Brown, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties.

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Working with work requirements

What's it really like to have to balance work, transportation, home life and potential state welfare requirements? Lisa Williams, our blogger in residence, tells her story about what it was like to be working, receiving food stamps, and the challenges she faced and overcame.

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The Holidays on a Low-Income

What's it like to celebrate the holidays living with a low-income? Lisa Williams, our resident storyteller and blogger, shares some of her feelings about the holidays and her experiences growing up with a low income in the Mississippi Delta, in Chicago, and as an adult in Milwaukee.

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The Stigma of Living On Food Stamps

We are so proud to introduce you to Lisa Williams, our blogger in residence. Lisa will be sharing stories from her own fight with hunger, how she faced it down and how she won. In her first installment, Lisa talks about how deeply the shame and stigma are felt in the use of the food stamps program.

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